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1 free from storms or physical disturbance
  • after a stormy night of high winds and driving rains, the day dawned on a calm sea

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3 free from disturbing noise or uproar
  • the room became much calmer once the rowdy tour group had left

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calm

noun

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1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance
  • vacationing city dwellers who are tired of the hustle and bustle enjoy the calm of the secluded mountain village

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calm

verb

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1 to free from distress or disturbance
  • the president's reassuring words did much to calm the public during the national emergency

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2 to gain emotional or mental control of
  • he calmed himself before continuing the eulogy

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Adjective

calm, tranquil, serene, placid, peaceful mean quiet and free from disturbance. calm often implies a contrast with a foregoing or nearby state of agitation or violence. the protests ended, and the streets were calm again tranquil suggests a very deep quietude or composure. the tranquil beauty of a formal garden serene stresses an unclouded and lofty tranquility. watched the sunset of a serene summer's evening placid suggests an undisturbed appearance and often implies a degree of complacency. remained placid despite the criticism peaceful implies a state of repose in contrast with or following strife or turmoil. grown peaceful in old age

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The first known use of calm was in the 14th century

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“Calm.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/calm. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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